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causing problems. how long will this heat stick around? my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin! right now at 11:00, lights back on in the east bay after the heat blows out power for tens of thousands of customers. tough love gone too far or is it a father protecting his daughter? a san jose cop caught in hot water, the fakeáqáu caught on camera. and designer babies, the pricey procedure that's guaranteeing the gender of your choice. has science gone too far? the news right now.
the heat is on and causing problems across the bay area. tens of thousands of pg & e customers were in the dark after a major power outage. i'm raj mathai sitting in for diane dwyer. we are live in castro valley where the power is back on. >> reporter: raj, this is normally what the boulevard looks like on a saturday night, a fair amount of traffic moving easily. a couple hours ago, a very different story, chaotic to say the least as drivers tried to navigate this busy stretch of road during the blackout. lights are back on in castro valley after a power outage this evening that affected more than 34,000 residents, not just here but in haywards is well.
>> i was watching a movie in my room, it just started to play and then it shut off completely. it was sort of creepy, because later in the day it starred to get pitch black everywhere. >> reporter: a pg & e spokesperson says a heat-related failure caused the blackout. >> it was an eerie feeling. it was like no man's land. everybody crawling around. >> reporter: the first place to restore power was at eden hospital. the operators didn't realize there was an outage at first since the generators immediately went to work. >> the power went out but we didn't really notice anything. the generators came right on, just like they're supposed to and all the computers are working and everything else is just as normal. >> reporter: she says because the power outage happened just before 6:00 p.m., it was late enough that it didn't affect surgeries or scheduled procedures. but those who experienced it on the streets of castro valley say it was frustrating trying to get
where they were going without street or signal lights. >> i picked my cousin up to bring her to the hospital. we were coming down the boulevard, it was hectic, bumper to bumper, cars not stopping, it was just horrible. >> reporter: according to pg & e, power has been fully restored to all of its customers in castro valley and hayward tonight. they are looking into exactly what caused the blackout. live in castro valley, kimberly terry, bay area news. let's bring in nbc meteorologist craig herrera. i'm assuming we set records here today and also moving forward, what happens in the next 48 hours? >> raj, we had a couple records that fell today. we had some that were really close to falling. some the records were in santa rosand a in oakland. what happens for the next 48 a hours is more heat. we get cooling a the immediate coast tomorrow. that's the only place. everywhere inland will be rather hot. this sunday, 8:00 a.m., notice the 70s already popping up by 8:00 a.m.
by the time we get to noon, 80s, clnge to 90s and 4:00 p.m., plenty of 90s on the map. that's for sunday. look at san francisco, close to 70. a little bit cooler but a nice day along the coast. into monday, more triple digits. raj, morefit the seven-day in just a bit. this seems to be a byproduct of hot temperatures, fire. crews are working as we speak to coral a grass fire that broke out in bodaga bay. so far, the fire has burned 89 acres and has destroyed one structure. one firefighter was hurt but not seriously. if you're traveling along the area, be aware the chp plans to close highway 1 overnight. earlier tonight, they were escorting cars through that stretch. this incident happened last month but only now is it getting local and national attention.
a cop crossing the line or is it a concerned father teaching a lesson in tough love in the cell phone video just recently released. a 15-year-old boy handcuffed and berated by a san jose police officer for allegedly having sex with his stepdaughter. take a look. >> the person you had sex with was a cop's daughter. growing up, being in high school, the cop's daughter is not someone to mess around with. you're stupid. >> the video was shot by the boy's stepfather last month. there's a criminal investigation and charges could be filed next week against the police officer for making this false arrest. the teen tells the mercury news he wants the officer to go to jail. there are conflicting reports that the boy's stepfather who took the cell phone video agreed
to the fake arrest. not just the boy, the officer was equally angry at his stepdaughter for having sex. the officer took her on a pretend trip to juvenile hall. the debate is now kicking into high gear. legalizing pot. the election is just weeks away. today, some interesting numbers and responses that might surprise you. we'll start with the numbers. a new poll revealing 47% of california voters favor proposition 19 while 42% oppose it. here's the twist. you might think that everyone at today's international cannabis and hemp expot wants the law passed? think again. it's all about money. those who profit the most selling marijuana stand to take a big hit, a loss, if it's legalized. >> if youç were originally selling an ounce of medical marijuana for upwards of $200, $220 and now that same ounce will be decreased to $40, you know, it's absolutely going to
kill the market. >> i'm on the fence, really, i'll be hostest about it. the real patients i need, they need more medicine than what prop 19 will allow us to grow. >> the expot runs through tomorrow night in daly city. a disappointing weekend for gavin newsom. his poll numbers slipping. newsom and able maldonado in a near tie. senator barbara boxer shows her lead increasing over her republican challenger and former ceo of hp, carly fiorina. 47% to 41%. keep in mind many jul-- in july similar poll had the race deadlocked. jerry brown and republican meg whitman are neck and neck, tied at 41%. about 18% of the voters are undecided. these numbers likely to change after next week. that's when the two candidates
face off for the first time. the debate is on tuesday at uc davis. taking the happy out of the meal. next at 11:00, the next bay area city hoping to make kids healthier by taking away their toys. >> we want a girl and we did what we had to do to have a daughter. >> a baby girl born but not by chance. a fertility procedure, that promises the gender of your choice. but there's an ethical cost. and all the heat we had today is just the beginning. a few more days of it. this is a live shot from oakland. we'll t go over the seven-day forecast in just a bit. [ son ] my parents have always lived in the states.
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welcome back. this is a story that's amazing and controversial. what if you could choose between having a boy or a girl. you might have seen the ads already. a fertility treatment known as gender selection. not surprisingly, the practice is raising ethical questions. >> no hands on the table. so close, so close. good job. >> reporter: the johnson house is full of testosterone, four boys. >> barron is 17, chase is 10, gauge is 7 and bryce is 5. >> reporter: four months ago, the all-male streak was broken. baby ava arrived but not by chance. >> we wanted a girl and we did what we had to do to have a daughter. >> reporter: the johnsons chose gender selection. >> we've done hundreds and
hundreds of cycles having had one give us the wrong gender. >> reporter: dr. walid salay could almost guarantee them a girl. egg cells are fertilized by sperm in a lab. the embryos are taken out and then buy open sid. at that point doctors can tell how many girls and how many boy embryos they have. comparative genomic hi hybridernation. >> when they called us that morning, they saidç you have fr girls and two boys. and i was very excited about that. >> reporter: she says doctors transferred three girl embryos. >> one took, that was miss ava.
>> reporter: dr. salay says more of his patients want to select the sex of his child. couples pay between $10,000 and $15,000. >> science is out ahead of ethics and out ahead of law all the time. >> reporter: tom mayo, the director of the mcguire center for ethics and responsibility at smu, questions the practice. >> ethically speaking, is this okay? >> yes, i think that the consensus is that it's potentially problematic, that is does raise serious ethical issues. >> reporter: the doctor says he denies people who want a boy or girl for cultural reasons. you must already have at least one child at home. you can then select the opposite sex. he calls it family balancing. yolana johnson isn't just a mom, she's a nurse. she says choosing to have this little girl was a thoughtful process.
>> i believe in god and i believe in science. i think they work together. i can't imagine anybody looking at ava and saying this was bad. this was something bad, you shouldn't have done this. >> cultural and ethical debates for sure. the ethics committee of the american society for reproductive medicine says that it recognizes the ethical concerns here that gender selection raises but it feels the process should not be pro-hibed or condemned. san francisco might be following the lead of santa clara county, no more toys with the happy meals. why? the possible connection with obesity. san francisco supervisors are proposing a law to ban toys given with fattening fast food. it's similar to the one passed earlier this year in the south bay. the proposal would make it illegal for kids meals to come with toys if they don't meet city set limits on calories, salts, fats and sugars. the fast food industry says it implies too much government control. the board is set to have eye
hearing on monday. it happened today, tens of thousands of californians coming together to clean up the coastline. bay area cleanup sites included beaches in san francisco, south city and the guadalupe river in san jose. if you missed it, you can still get involved over the next three weeks. meteorologist craig herrera rejoins us now. i'm a pretty smart guy. i've been around you for a long time. late september, 09 degrees in san francisco, it seems out of the blue here. >> absolutely, 91 degrees, the ridge of high pressure gives us the offshore winds. last night when people were asleep, fell asleep with the windows open, not much of a breeze coming through. close to 100 in livermore, more of the same for los gatos. 100 degrees today in santa cruz. this is san francisco looking out toward quinton tower and
alcatraz. there is a little bit of fog, patchy fog along the immediate coast at the golden gate. everywhere else we are dealing with clear conditions. next shot, the east bay, looking back towards san francisco. look at that. nice evening out there. still toasty in some cases this is pretty much the case everywhere. the east bay, this is san jose downtown. and that clear out here as well. degrees in san jose at this hour. san francisco is sitting at 60, 67 in oakland. we are still sitting at 70 degrees in livermore. walnut creek, plenty of 70s. it is not going to be a chilly night unless you're at the immediate coast. the cooling will happen at the coast due to the front that's going to pass. most of this interview is going off to the pacific northwest. we have a ridge that we were talking about, giving us clear conditions. remember, the airflows in a clockwise rotation, that gives us the offshore winds that kept all that fog, really, all the way out on the coast.
the sea breeze gets stronger but only at the immediate coast. it stays hugging the coast tomorrow so we drop from the 80s to the 70s. still a nice day in the afternoon. we're back to the 90s in some of the warmer spots inland. guess what happens on monday? the ridge we were talking about gets stronger. there's less in the way of a sea breeze. we see more 100 degree readings. it is a spare the air day tomorrow. we talk about the heat that's out there, stagnant air. across the santa clara valley, we have orange. the air quality is considered unhealthful for sensitive groups. the a's and rangers, stay hydrated if you're headed out there. 94 for a high there. 88 in san francisco, still rather toasty, though. once we get into san jose, 95, mid-90s for the north end of the bay. sunrise 7:01 and sun dlset at 7
p.m. the real cooling happens on thursday of next week. >> next time i ask a silly weather question, just say it's hot, get over it. >> you got it. >> i don't know if i can handle the giants. >> we have one more week of this. one more week. every single day is going to be crazy. this is what we expect in colorado, plenty of hits and runs. the giants, four homers along but would that be enough? and the cal bears had upset on their minds as theto d hol onen fed to hold on for the next 60 dminutes. sports is next. te
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question for whether or not it was juiced. tonight it seems none of those balls went into the humadore to begin with. welcome back. just 13 days after his appendectomy, torres back in the starting lineup. he hit a home run for the giants, too. 6-5, colorado giants. one run in in the inning, two on, cody ross, the fly ball. it's a home run. a three-run variety for him. bottom eight, 9-7, san francisco going for the four out save. troy tulowitzki, a big night and a big shot. this one stays in the park but the damage is done. bottom ten, wilson still in, guess who, tulowitzki, the bay area native, carlos gonzalez shook it around to first, pat buehrle trying to throw from his knees, not in time. the padres also win. the giants a half game back in the west. they are tied with atlanta for the wild card. now at the coliseum, the a's
trying to keep the champagne unopened against the rangers who needed a win to clinch the pennant. bottom seven, 3-1 rangers. he goes deep to left. the two-run blast will score landon powell as well. we have a tie ball game. texas wants to celebrate and celebrate now. jorge cantu, that's all it would take. texas wins 4-3. they take the game and division, their first time in the playoffs in 11 seasons. kevin riley and company have had in problems racking up the points for their wins. this was a defensive battle until the end as cal opened the pac-10 play with a trip to arizona to face the 14th ranked wildcats. fourth quarter, the bears' drive once again, can't find the end
zone. this one, 23 yards. 9-3, bears. we head to the final minute, the wildcat finally trying to break through. three-yard score. the first td of the game. arizona up 10-9 with just over a minute to play. kevin riley pass tipped for the interception. and today, the 16th ranked cardinal facing notre dame with jim harbaugh's crew trying to win. first quarter, the colonel is on the door step. they punch it in from one yard up. on the ensuing drive, the very first play, guess who? marisik. the pick six. he had two hds in 13 seconds. stanford wins 27-14.
san jose facing 13th ranched utah. their third top ten opponent in four games. jordan, rogers, 36 yards, done. utah not looking back. they get the win. 56-3, a very tough way to begin the seasons for the spartans. >> throw out cal and the giants but stanford maybe sniffing the top ten. >> definitely. >> on national tv as well. coming up next, "saturday night ve" is all new. but there's a familiar old face joining the cast tonight. details just ahead. ? you got time to earn more on your savings, online at capitalone.com. that's new school banking, baby! instead of earning squatootski... your savings will be earning three times the national average. now, let's review. capital one interestplus savings... at three times more. go to capitalone.com. what's in your wallet? are you a pisces?
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our state has a huge deficit. meg whitman's plan will make it billions worse by eliminating the capital gains tax for wealthy investors, including herself. economists say her plan will "rip a hole in the budget" and is "deeply flawed". analysts for the l.a. times say whitman's plan is a "pure handout" to the rich creating a "huge risk" to schools and public safety. jerry brown's against this unfair giveaway because it will take billions from our children when we can least afford it. get california working again-for all of us. should be good. season 36 of "saturday night live" premieres in just a few minutes. long-time cast member amy poehler returning as host. enjoy the show. [ mom ] my son ryan didn't know his voulez-vous
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